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Decoding Village Agendas – March 7, 2022
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
Note: The Board has returned to in-person meetings.
a. Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding the train station parking lot. Manager Healy provides details on the revenues from the permit and daily lots at the station showing significant reductions from the pre-COVID revenue of FY2019. While Daily Lot revenue is rebounding faster than the Permit lots, both are substantially lower than pre-COVID. This will be a big factor in developing the upcoming budget process for the FY2022/2023.
b. Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding the NYStretch Energy Code. Manager Healy provides information on NYSERDA’s Stretch Energy Code. This is a building code that requires stricter standards for new construction as it pertains to energy. The benefits would be future savings for homeowners, tenants, operational costs, environmental impacts and several others. It will be a topic on a Board Session in May. The Code has been adopted by the Towns of Cortlandt and Ossining.
c. Letter from Con Edison regarding higher-than-expected electricity bills. The letter from Kyle Kimbal, VP for Intergovernmental Affairs, breaks down how the Con Ed customer bill is broken down into Supply costs delivery costs and taxes. This is a generalized letter sent to all its customers. In Croton, as members of Sustainable Westchester’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, residents’ Supply costs are currently fixed by our contract with SW’s designated ESCO (unless they opted out).
a. Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on March 21, 2022, at 7 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider Local Law Introductory No. 4 of 2022 to repeal Chapter 141 of the Village Code, Housing Standards. This sets a public hearing for the elimination of Chapter 141 of the Village Code which was adopted in 1982 and is currently obsolete. Chapter 141 has been supplanted by the NYS Fire Prevention Code and Building Code (1984) and the International Code Council codes (2003) which include the NYS Property Maintenance Code.
b. Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on March 28, 2022 at 7 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the 2022-2023 Tentative Budget. The Tentative budget will be publishes on or before March 20th. A public hearing is required subsequent to its release which is being set by this resolution.
c. Consider adopting EAF Parts 2 and 3 Determination of Significance attached hereto, and adopting a Negative Declaration in connection with establishing use and bulk/area regulations pertaining to the North End Gateway District and adopting a statement of consistency. This action pertains to the Gateway district at the north end of the Village comprised of lots on the west side of Albany Post Road from Warren Road to the Village line. The Village Board reviewed the relevant SEQRA documents and LWRP Consistency review documents at a prior meeting. This resolution formalizes their findings by adopting a Negative Declaration under SEQRA and a finding of Consistency with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).
d. Consider approving the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department members in the Length of Service Award Program for 2021 and authorizing its posting for 30 days. The program requires that the list of fire department members who earned the service credit, and/or did not earn it or opted out, must be approved by the Board and be posted for 30 days. This authorizes such posting.
e. Consider updating the master fee schedule to amend the fees for Day Camp and Tiny Tots Camp for Summer 2022. This raises the fees for the summer camps run by the Village’s Recreation Dept. The proposed fees are available in the backup documents.
f. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the Sewer Connection Agreement with Ibrahim Jamal to connect the property located at 1216 Albany Post Road to the Village’s sanitary sewer system. Although, the Village’s Sanitary Sewer system extends along Albany Post Road past this property, this property is not currently connected to it. The agreement would allow the owner to connect and assume all costs for its construction, maintenance, etc. to meet the Village’s and the Sanitary Sewer District requirements.
g. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $5,115.19 from the Contingency Account for fence repairs for the Black Rock Dog Park. The fencing at this location was damaged during Hurricane Ida.